Question about 2005 Volvo XC90
I have a 2004 Volvo XC-90. I have been smelling gas fumes outside the vehicle. Gas cap seems to be fine but after looking underneath, the smell of fumes are stronger near the gas tank. Don't see any leaks. I do see a gas stain. Could this be a cracked hose or something. Appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks, Gregg Primus
I also have a 2004 XC90 and a couple of months ago I had the exact same probelm... after multiple visits to my dealer's auto shop they figured out that it was the fuel pump. They replaced the fule pump and the smell disappeared. Good luck!
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
Probably a crack in the gas tank. I suggest you to have an expert looking at the problem.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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P0443 The fuel vapor canister reduces that gas smell on hot days outside/inside of car. The fuel vapor canister fillers bad smells from gas tank on hot days when the gas expands and burps fumes through carbon canister filter. From the canister (gas vapor fumes) goes back into the engine to be burned again...it's a closed loop for vapors to be recycled though engine. Don't worry, once the carbon canister dries out and no longer flooded with raw fuel the code should go away...just don't let the top off fuel tank back flow into the 'Evap emission control' carbon filter near the top and close to the gas cap...:)
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